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Andrea Caracciolo
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Personal information
Date of birth 18 September 1981 (1981-09-18) (age 28)
Place of birth    Milan, Italy
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Brescia Calcio
Number 9
Youth career
1998–2000 Sancolombano
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Pro Vercelli
Perugia (loan)
00 0(0)
10 0(0)
72 (26)
22 0(2)
62 (14)
12 0(1)
52 (23)   
National team2
Italy U-20
Italy U-21
02 0(1)
10 0(1)
02 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 2008-01-31.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 2008-01-31.
* Appearances (Goals)

Andrea Caracciolo (born 18 September 1981), is an Italian footballer who plays for Brescia.



His first football appearances were for San Colombano of Italian Serie D (amateur league); later playing for Como and Pro Vercelli, both in professional leagues, before being signed by Brescia, the team in which he made his Serie A debut on 6 January 2002, against Bologna.

During the 2002–2003 Serie A season he played for Perugia, before returning to Brescia, scoring 12 goals at the end of the 2003–2004 season.

After the relegation of Brescia, he was signed by Palermo on 1 July 2005. He soon became Luca Toni's replacement, who left for In 2005–2006 season, Caracciolo played 35 times, scoring 9 goals.[1] In the next season, Caracciolo has limited chance since the arrival of Amauri and David Di Michele. He scored only 5 goals in 27 matches, and made 17 starts.[2]

In June 2007 was sold to Sampdoria in a co-ownership bid.[3] as their centre forward Emiliano Bonazzoli is recovering from injury, Francesco Flachi, Fabio Bazzani and Fabio Quagliarella all left the club. He faced competition with Claudio Bellucci, Antonio Cassano and fit again Bonazzoli, which he made only 6 starts.

On 31 January 31 2008 Caracciolo agreed to return to Brescia, now in Serie B, in a permanent transfer.[4]

International career

Caracciolo played for the Italy U-21 team, with whom he won a European U-21 Championship in 2004. He also call-up to 2002 edition.

In November 2004, he made his debut for the Italian national team in a friendly match against Finland.

On August 16, 2006 he was recalled to the Azzurri squad by new coach Roberto Donadoni for a friendly game against Croatia, replacing Cristiano Lucarelli in 65th minute.


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